Erev Shabbat Services with David Meshoulam


April 19, 2024    
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


1187 Beacon Street, Brookline

In September 2022 the City of Boston released its first Urban Forest Plan that aims to grow the city’s urban forest equitably. In this talk, David Meshoulam, Executive Director of Speak for the Trees, Boston, will introduce the idea of tree equity and discuss its critical importance in a rapidly changing climate. He will also discuss how Speak for the Trees has been examining how the distribution of trees has been shaped by race, politics, and history, and works to grow the city’s forest as a tool to build resilient communities.

About David:

David (pronounced Dah-veed) Meshoulam (Brookline High Class of 1995) co-founded Speak for the Trees in 2018. Since a young child, he has always been fascinated with nature, trees, and leaves. After studying science and philosophy in college, he returned to BHS to teach high-school science where he developed a senior elective course in the history of science as a way to engage students’ thinking of the connections between science, culture, and history. After 3 years of teaching, he returned to school at University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he received an MA in the History of Science and a PhD in Science Education. He is a Senior Fellow at the Environmental Leadership Program, a graduate of the Green Communities Leadership Institute, and just completed his term as co-chair of the Urban Ecology Collaborative.


Please enter through the glass doors on Marshal Street next to the parking lot.